JULY 2000

    July 31, 2000
    "Friends are notes to life's great songs, a melody that carries you along.
    So when you're down and goals seem far,
    That's when you'll know who your true friends are."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.D., Age 15 --- New York
    July 31, 2000
    "The best teams don't win nearly as often
    As the teams that get along the best."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie S., Age 16 --- Kentucky
    July 31, 2000
    "Plan each day as if you'll live forever,
    Live each day as if you'll die tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kendall S., Age 16 --- Michigan
    July 31, 2000
    "There are three types of people in life.
    You have the people who talk about life.
    Then, you have the people who talk about the media.
    Finally, you have the people who talk about other people.
    Which one are you?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Colleen K., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
    July 31, 2000
    "What matters is not the number of hours put in
    But how much you put in those hours."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erin K., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 31, 2000
    "Sharing is not giving something you don't want anymore;
    Sharing is giving something you don't want to give away."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Monika M., Age 15 --- NSW, Australia
    July 28, 2000
    "If you love someone, tell them right away;
    Never wait until the next day.
    You never know what will happen to you.
    Even if they do know that you love them, tell them anyway.
    If something does happen to you,
    Then at least you know that you told them you loved them."
    Malou E., Age 14 --- Wisconsin
    July 28, 2000
    "The gateway to success, love and happiness
    Is right in front of you.
    But it is your responsibility to select the right paths
    And overcome all the obstacles on the way there!"
    Copyright © 2000 Rom Satchi
    July 28, 2000
    "There are times in life
    When you feel as though there is a whirlwind around you.
    The only way to survive is to latch onto something deep within you
    And wait for the storm to subside."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.B., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    July 28, 2000
    "All things are possible until they are proved impossible."
    Pearl S. Buck --- Submitted by B.K., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 28, 2000
    "Most people look up and admire the stars,
    A champion would climb a mountain and grab one."
    Erik Shlacter --- Submitted by Aaron A., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    July 28, 2000
    "Live life like a firecracker.
    Light up the sky and go out with a bang!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeni S., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    July 26, 2000
    "Remember, you can do something in an instant
    Which can cause a lifetime of heartaches."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenette B., Age 15 --- Michigan
    July 26, 2000
    "Imagine what I would do if I could do all that I can."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.W., Age 15 --- British Columbia, Canada
    July 26, 2000
    "Do not ask how life is treating you,
    Ask how you are treating life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aaron M., Age 18 --- Illinois
    July 26, 2000
    "People come and go in your life and sometimes you don't even realize it. Every person who enters your life helps you in some way, whether it be to help you decide what you want on your cheeseburger, to help you find your match in love and life, or maybe they are that match in your life. The point is that when you cross those people, which you will every single day of your life, NOTICE THEM. They are the obstacles in life. Without them, life would be the same every single day. MY CHORE FOR ALL OF YOU: The next person to cross your path, be kind to, because not only are they the obstacles of your life, you're the obstacles of their life too."
    Copyright © 2000 Trisha Hall
    July 24, 2000
    "If you don't understand my silence, you won't understand my words."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle K., Age 17 --- Victoria, Australia
    July 24, 2000
    "You should look on the inside not on the out side
    Judge by the soul not by the face
    Look deeper there is something you don't see
    Look harder and you will see the true person inside
    You may find a friend in someone you don't know
    Give them a chance before you shut them out
    Don't judge a book by its cover
    Always give a chance to another even when they are not like you
    We cannot judge, we are not perfect give a chance to everyone
    Look into their eyes you may find a friend
    In someone you didn't know was alive
    Popularity isn't everything."
    Jajay K., Cammie B., Meggs J., Em T.
    --- Submitted by Jajay K., Age 17 --- Oregon

    July 24, 2000
    REAL WINNERS have learned...

    • The most important goal, whether you win or lose, is to do your best.

    • Not to quit, no matter how hard going gets.

    • Not to blame others, for you will lose the respect of friends, coaches, and yourself.

    • To always play fair and by the rules, for that is the real essence of sportsmanship.

    • That God is the one who have you your abilities, and to always be thankful for His gifts.

    Mark Batson --- Submitted by C.B., Age 14 --- Texas
    July 24, 2000
    "Dedication is when the weak become strong
    And the strong become champions."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    July 24, 2000
    "If your hand held the future
    Would you open it and see what was to become
    Or let what was to be, be? "
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.P., Age 18 --- Queensland, Australia
    July 24, 2000
    "The worst way we can take a good look at who we are,
    Is by peering in a telescope through other people's eyes."
    Copyright © 2000 Erin Clark
    July 24, 2000
    A frown is the world's biggest window to your insecurities."
    Copyright © 2000 Amy Eckhard
    July 21, 2000
    "You always have to go through the bad things
    To get to the good, but it's worth it in the end."
    Copyright © 2000 Amanda LeMaster
    July 21, 2000
    "Be a battery charger, not a battery drainer."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenna M., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    July 21, 2000
    "In life there are no troubles, only challenges."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kokum J., Age 18 --- Colombo, Sri Lanka
    July 21, 2000
    "Until you realize there are no excuses for what you've done,
    You cannot be truly forgiven."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Loren R., Age 15 --- Ohio
    July 21, 2000
    "You laugh at me because I am different,
    But I laugh at you because we are all the same."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katey C., Age 17 --- Ohio
    July 19, 2000

    Smiling is infectious you can catch it like a flu
    When someone smiled at me today
    I started smiling too.
    I passed around the corner and saw someone who was grim.
    I looked at him and smiled and realized
    I had passed it on to him.
    Smiling is infectious
    You can always pass it around.
    So let's start an epidemic quick,
    And get the world infected.
    J.G., Age 17 --- Nebraska
    July 19, 2000
    "As you journey through life, choose your destinations well, but do not hurry there. You will arrive soon enough. Wander back roads and forgotten paths, keeping your destinations in your heart like a fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches for the soul. And if, upon arrival, you find that your destination is not exactly as you had dreamed, do not be disappointed. Think of all you would have missed but for the journey there, and know that the true worth of your travels lies not in where you came to be at the journey's end, but in who you came to be along the way."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kim L., Age 15 --- Iowa
    July 19, 2000
    "No one can go back and start a new beginning,
    But ANYONE can start today and make a new ending."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M. A., Age 18 --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    July 19, 2000
    "Growing up into adulthood
    Is learning to do those things you don't have to do,
    But should do."
    Copyright © 2000 Rosaline Setiawan
    July 17, 2000
    "Dreams are almost always taller than you are;
    That way, you have to reach to make them come true."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jamie W., Age 15 --- Kansas
    July 17, 2000
    "Wounds will heal and go away
    But scars are there to stay."
    Copyright © 2000 Scott Bedard
    July 17, 2000
    "If you were a tear in my eye,
    I would never cry for fear of losing you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marci H., Age 16 --- Ohio
    July 17, 2000
    "Not everyone is born great,
    But everyone is born with the potential to be great."
    Copyright © 2000 Nicole Boles
    July 17, 2000
    "Don't take life to seriously;
    You'll never get out of it alive."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shaun F., Age 15 --- Ohio
    July 17, 2000
    "Looking back, I have this to regret;
    That too often when I loved, I did not say so."
    David Grayson --- Submitted by A.B.K., Age 14 --- Michigan
    July 14, 2000
    "People who make you feel horrible about yourself
    Do not deserve your time.
    But people who do everything in their power,
    To make you feel great about yourself,
    Are worth all the love and care that you can give to them."
    Copyright © 2000 Audrey Tan
    July 14, 2000
    "Even as we look at each other, like strangers from afar,
    We are trapped in one another's imaginations."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.V., Age 16 --- Texas
    July 14, 2000
    "Why is it so easy to say I love you
    When you don't mean it,
    But when you want to mean it the most,
    You just can't say it?"
    Kimberly S., Age 19 --- Ohio
    July 14, 2000
    "God will help those who will help themselves!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cryss M., Age 19 --- Virginia
    July 14, 2000
    "Live your life from within."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.G., Age 15 --- New York
    July 14, 2000
    "Everyone needs to remember
    Reality lies in perception;
    You CAN change the world!"
    Andy S., Age 15 --- South Australia, Australia
    July 12, 2000
    "You may be taken from this earth today.
    Is there anyone who you would have wanted to spend the day with?
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andy F., Age 15 --- Ohio
    July 12, 2000
    "The significance of one's birth is irrelevant.
    It's what you do with your life that makes you who you are."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.R., --- Age 15 --- California
    July 12, 2000
    "Love is the best thing to ever happen to a person.
    Be careful of who you choose and be careful not to have a broken heart."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hippie T., Age 13 --- Utah
    July 12, 2000
    "The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because,
    When opportunity knocks,
    They are in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kimberly K., Age 16 --- New York
    July 12, 2000
    "You're not finished when you're defeated, you're finished when you quit."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kaitlin, Age 13 --- New Jersey
    July 12, 2000
    "People can force you to have pain,
    But nobody can force you to reach for the stars.
    Let out your ambition!
    It's the only thing that is going to get you through this life."
    Dani F., Age 14 --- Maine
    July 10, 2000
    "Remember kid, there are heroes and there are legends.
    Heroes are remembered. Legends never die.
    Follow your heart."
    From the movie -The Sandlot --- Submitted by Kara D., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
    July 10, 2000
    "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
    But if you spend all your time deciding and don’t just reach in and grab one,
    You’re never gonna get anything at all."
    Copyright © 2000 Kimberly Knight --- Inspired by Forest Gump
    July 10, 2000
    "How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now,
    And there is never a time when it is not now."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan S., Age 17 --- New York
    July 10, 2000
    "Do not run through life so fast
    That you forget not only where you have been,
    But also where you are going.
    Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erin D., Age 17 --- Kentucky
    July 10, 2000
    "Doubt can lead you from your true destination,
    But faith can show you the way."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.J.O., Age 18 --- Minnesota
    July 7, 2000
    "Anything worth doing is going to be difficult."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kimberly S., Age 13 --- Florida
    July 7, 2000
    "If you try and you lose, then it's not your fault,
    But if you don't try and you lose, it's all your fault."
    Orson Scott Card --- Sent in by Elizabeth, Age 16 --- Oklahoma
    July 7, 2000
    "Rainbows will spread across the sky, after sun and rain.
    However, even if you follow it to the end, life will still remain the same."
    Copyright © 2000 Tami Peters
    July 7, 2000
    "Believing in yourself is the first step to success."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jared M., Age 16 --- Utah
    July 7, 2000
    "Don't ask for the answer to life.
    Life will ask you,
    And you will respond with your actions."
    Copyright © 1999 Luis Alfonso Torres
    July 7, 2000
    "The man who follows the crowd
    Will usually go no further than the crowd.
    The man who walks alone
    Is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been."
    Alan Ashley-Pitt --- Submitted by Kimberly, Age 15 --- New Jersey
    July 5, 2000
    "Don't ever be afraid to be yourself. That's the best thing you could ever be. Don't be afraid to tell someone you love them. That's the best thing you could ever do for yourself as well as the other person. Don't ever be afraid to express yourself. Just don't be afraid. Fear is natural. Overcoming it is the best thing you can do. Puts you in the best place for the next moment."
    Copyright © 2000 Stephanie Pando
    July 5, 2000
    "When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.W., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
    July 5, 2000
    "The way to get to the top, is to get off your bottom."
    Dr. Eugene Swearingen --- Submitted by Meg R., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    July 5, 2000
    "Music is why most of us live, yet, music is living because of us."
    Copyright © 2000 Crystal McAdoo
    July 5, 2000
    "Being perfect won't get you anywhere,
    Being who you are will get you everywhere."
    C.C., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
    July 5, 2000
    "The road to success is not doing one thing 100 percent better,
    But doing 100 things one percent better."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashlee F., Age 15 --- Illinois
    July 3, 2000
    "We try to make things a success by gaining more experience
    But experience is often gotten through failure."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.P., Age 17 --- Singapore
    July 3, 2000
    "My philosophy is not only are you responsible for your life,
    But doing the best at this moment
    Puts you in the best place for the next moment."
    Oprah Winfrey --- Submitted by Martha P., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 3, 2000
    "For the test of the heart is trouble
    And it always comes with years.
    And the smile that is worth the praises of the earth
    Is the smile that shines through the tears."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy K., Age 17 --- Missouri
    July 3, 2000
    "Even if you're on the right track,
    You'll get run over if you just sit there."
    Will Rogers --- Submitted by A.F., Age 15 --- Illinois
    July 3, 2000
    "Life is one, long rhythm
    That no one's sight reads through perfectly the first time."
    Copyright © 1998 Stephanie Brown
    July 3, 2000
    "There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.V., Age 16 --- Texas

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